UPDATE: Ebola Alert: CDC Teams Mobilized and Dispatched to Dallas

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    UPDATED 15:00 CDT

    The Centers for Disease Control have been mobilized and are dispatching teams to Dallas, TX.

    Zachary Thompson, the director of the Dallas County Health & Human Services, says the Center for Disease Control is mobilizing as if the patient tested positive for the virus.

    However, he said Dallas County is ready if the patient’s results come back positive.

    “This is not Africa,” Thompson said. “We have a great infrastructure to deal with an outbreak.”

    (WFAA ABC)

    Note to readers: There has been no confirmation that the patient isolated in Dallas is infected with Ebola. CDC testing labs will reportedly have results sometime today. 


    ORIGINAL REPORT PUBLISHED SEP 29, 22:13 CDT

    The virus that has infected nearly 10,000 people in West Africa and killed over 3,000 so far this year may now be in America.

    Multiple news sources are reporting that an individual showing symptoms of the Ebola virus has been admitted to a hospital in Dallas, Texas. The patient, whose travel history suggests he or she may have been exposed to the virus, has been isolated and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas says it is following testing and quarantine procedures outlined by the Centers for Disease Control.

    Test samples have been sent to the CDC and preliminary test results are expected Tuesday morning.

    In a statement released Monday evening, a spokesperson for Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said the patient is undergoing evaluation for Ebola based on the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.

    Further details on the patient were not released due to medical confidentiality and personal privacy reasons.

    “The hospital is following all Centers for Disease Control and Texas Department of Heath recommendations to ensure the safety of patients, hospital staff, volunteers, physicians and visitors,” according to the hospital’s statement. (Source: NBC DFW & MyFox)

    Over the past month several patients have been admitted to U.S. hospitals in California, New York, and Georgia reporting symptoms similar to Ebola but test results in all cases have thus far shown negative for the virus.

    But that hasn’t stopped the CDC from preparing guidelines for hospitals around the country with instructions on how to identify suspected cases, testing recommendations, and quarantine procedures. Earlier this year, in anticipation of a potential pandemic, the U.S. government distributed Ebola Bio Detection kits to National Guard units in all 50 states. In September the State Department ordered 160,000 protective HAZMAT suits for aid workers in Africa and other regions that may eventually see infections.

    Independent research models have suggested the possibility that up to 100,000 people may be infected with the virus by the end of this year. The World Health Organization has warned that up to one million people in Africa could be infected with the virus by early next year if it continues spreading at its current pace. And most terrifying is a contagion model developed by researchers at MIT and the New England Complex Systems Institute which suggests that even a single infected individual travelling through a major airport hub has the potential to start the virus on a doomsday course that would eventually touch all corners of the globe:

    Health care workers around the world have been mobilized and the director of the CDC said in early September that the window of opportunity for containing Ebola was closing rapidly. President Obama has deployed 3,000 U.S. soldiers as part of a recovery team sent to Africa to help control the spread of the virus.

    But, as evidenced by research models, concerns from global health care workers and the real possibility of an Ebola infection on U.S. soil, it may already be too late.

    What is not being said publicly about the virus but is a major concern behind closed doors is that Ebola’s hyper-evolution is unprecedented and there is widespread concern that it could go airborne much like a common cold or flu. The CDC has admitted that it can be transmitted through the air in the form of water droplets already, but they have yet to admit that it is an airborne contagion.

    As we’ve seen in Africa, health care workers seem unable to contain the virus. Whether or not the virus has infected the individual in Dallas, there is a real possibility that it will eventually make its way to the United States. Since there is no cure, the only way to survive such an outbreak is to avoid it.

    “Taking preventative action now is critical,” says The Prepper’s Blueprint author Tess Pennington. “Because once it’s confirmed in the United States people are going to panic and medical supplies will disappear from the shelves within a matter of hours.”

    Pennington provides a checklist for a basic pandemic preparedness supply list at her web site and recommends, among other things:

    She also recommends building a well stocked sick room and stocking up on other essential supplies that may disappear in an emergency.

    As of this writing no Ebola infection “in the wild” has been detected in the United States. We’ll keep readers posted on the results from Dallas as soon as they become available. Keep in mind, however, that tens of thousands of aid workers around the world have been mobilized. They are expecting this to keep spreading. The only way to have a chance against a virus without a cure or vaccine is to not contract it. Take preventative measures now.

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      1. Townsaver

        I am patient Zero.

        • SterlingSilver

          You know the second you set up a sick room, grab a tyvek suit, a couple of masks, and purell, you’ll be on the domestic extremist homegrown violent terrorist (DEHVT)list.

          • FreeSlave

            Martial Law to commence anytime before 2016. Heil Obama!! Dear Leader for Life!

            The United States of ObamaScare!

            • sixpack

              Wouldn’t it be a hoot if TPTB miscalculated this crisis?

              Western populations are not as immunodeficient as South Africans. What if they went to all the expense and trouble to get prepared for an ebola crisis in the U.S. that just doesn’t materialize, despite them actually importing it for that purpose?

              ROFLMAO! They’ve got all the fear and gear in place, yet, NO OUTBREAK!

              Keep getting your vitamins guys, especially C, D3 and B12. Eat some goldenseal root and/or whatever your favorite immune system boosters are.

              Survive long enough to be a pain in TPTB’s ass… and maybe long enough to figure out how to fight back.

              • Winston Smith

                I wouldn’t call it funny, I’d call it fortuitous. Also, this isn’t affecting the nation of South Africa. It’s affecting Western Africa.

                As far as it goes, I have stated before that I do not believe that we will see the kind of outbreak here that we have seen in Africa. Most Americans subscribe to the germ theory of disease and aren’t going to go to their local, friendly witch doctor for ebola. The game changer would be if it were to become airborne, not just aerosolized. That’s the point where martial law becomes an inevitability if it is not contained early. Whether this would be by conspiracy or necessity is a matter of debate, but whatever the reason the government would have little choice at that point. At best, it would be a locked down quarantine and at worst everyone gets thrown in the FEMA Camps…err community relocation centers. I tend to think it would be a mix of the two as it would be easier to implement than putting a third of a billion people in prison camps.

                  • KY Mom

                    Dallas County health officials: CDC sending Ebola response team

                    “During a media briefing outside the commissioners meeting, Dr. Christopher Perkins, the health department’s medical director, said it was after arriving home from West Africa that the patient started showing symptoms, the point at which Ebola becomes contagious.”

                    “We know at this time this person was not symptomatic during travel but became symptomatic once arriving here and being home for several days,”

                    Dallas News dot com

                  • KY Mom

                    CDC Confirms Patient In Dallas Has The Ebola Virus

                    Drudge Report

                  • John Q. Public

                    Ebola CONFIRMED in Dallas.

                    Keep your lamps trimmed and burning.

                  • swampratt

                    WhoWuddaThunkit just watched the video. I don’t know
                    some insiders say the death of America is in 2016
                    but the fatal wound begins in 2014 what do you think
                    swamp out

                  • Hunter

                    Thanks John Q!

                • BJ

                  Our 27 volt generator we use to make colloidal silver quit working. I replaced the three 9 volt batteries and checked all the soldered connections and still light doesn’t come on when switch is flipped to on. I thought maybe the bulb is burnt out so I hooked everything up and nothing ??

                  Any suggestions?

                  • Cat Herder

                    —> BJ –
                    Make and model of that type of unit would be helpful in determining a few things. First, does it plug into a wall outlet? If so, what are the 9 volt batteries used for? Portable operation? If not, was there any power line spikes or lightening storms in your area?

                    Just curious…
                    Cat

                  • Gods Creation

                    Could be the bulb has burned out…..

                    You don’t really need anything other than the batteries anyway. Everything else is just a drain on the batteries and serves no true purpose.

                    Don’t make it too complicated when it doesn’t need to be.

                  • Plan twice, prep once

                    If the light is an LED then it is polarity sensitive, try switching the battery leads.

                    You don’t need the light or anything fancy, you can feed just one nine volt battery right to the electrodes. It will work much slower, but will make a much finer colloid. Add a switch that let’s you switch electrode polarity every ten minutes and the silver electrodes will need less cleaning and will wear evenly.

                  • BJ

                    I found the problem and am having one of the guys in IMD lab fix it for me today…….little govt work on the job….LoL

                • Gods Creation

                  The only thing worse than the corp unleashing the ebola virus on us is the fear of the corp unleashing the virus.

                  I am not afraid of ebola, because I control the means of production of colloidal silver to prevent getting and/or stopping it dead in its tracks if it appears around my home.

                  I do not fear what the corp says or does. God will call me home on His time, not the banksters.

                  I accept that the America I grew up in and knew is GONE. It can not be restored peacefully, nor by “the People”.

                  It is in Gods hands, so why worry? I have been granted the serenity to accept the things I can not change, and the wisdom to know it.

                  There is NOTHING left to fight for, as all sides in the political war are in the wrong. There are too many unwitting satan worshiping “christians” in America for it to be worth saving as it is.

                  Now is the time to stop calling yourself a “citizen” of the USA and place your allegiance in something more reliable and that still exists.

                  The Almighty God of Nature.

                  If you pledge allegiance to a flag or the corp that flies it, there will be nowhere to hide from the wrath of God as He dispenses with the money changers Jesus warned us about.

                  • Robert Alfonso Forbes

                    It is all about “controlling” the goyim idiots.
                    I used my full name.
                    Come and get me you Jewish bastards!

                  • Anonymous

                    The only sin is ignorance and you’re full of it… please keep all your negative thoughts to yourself! no one wants to hear trash.

                    God is Love.

                  • BJ

                    @Gods Creation + 1000

                  • WhoWuddaThunkIt

                    For God so loved the world, he gave us war, genocide, famine drought, killing , murder, rape, pillage, plunder, ISIS, MAO, STALLIN, KIM, OBAMA, CASTRO, Charlie Manson, Hurricanes, Floods, Zionist Zogs, Ebola, Cancer, pollutions, GMO’s, Frootloops and Christians.

              • Mongo Pissed

                And take your colloidal silver. I had my gallbladder out yesterday morning. Hemp-oil and vinegar on a vein and some Ibuprofen to get to sleep replaced the useless Vicodin Rx. I just walked the ravine behind my house, flushing a covey of quail. A healthy body is it’s own best defense.

                BTW, anyone know where the Enterovirus affecting children in 48 States, and now paralyzing them, came from?

                • Chainsaw

                  I read somewhere that it was originally called the Honduran flu.

                  • Hunter

                    Dunno…

                    ..but I hereby propose, henceforth we all refer to it as—-the “Obamavirus.”

                    ..who knows, perhaps the term will garner enough public traction, to be picked up on & used widely during everyday dialog.

                    After all, he is its principal sponsor, so to speak..per his lust for additional (illiterate) “brown squat-monsters**”

                    **i.e…illegal aliens, aka future democrats!

                  • swampratt

                    chainsaw the Honduran flu is what the children are
                    getting now in forty states

                • KY Mom

                  Mongo,

                  From what I have read, some doctors suspect the Enterovirus was brought into the country by the flood of illegals from Central America. After crossing the border, illegals (many youth and children) were sent (by plane, bus, etc.) to nearly state in the U.S.

                  Some doctors suspect the respiratory virus (EVD-68) may be from illegals

                  “Dr. Jane Orient, Executive Director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, reported that the government has been “real tight-lipped” about the mysterious respiratory illness that has struck children in the United States, expressed concern that the illegal immigrant minors from Central America could be the source, and argued that the government should devote more resources to border security to prevent the spread of disease.”

                  She warns…“it only takes ONE infected child to infect the whole classroom.”

                  This virus has (allegedly) been prevalent before in Central America.
                  http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/09/17/Doctor-Govt-Tight-Lipped-on-Respiratory-Virus-May-be-From-Illegals

                  Feds have dumped illegals in every state
                  Schools overwhelmed.
                  http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_IMMIGRATION_OVERLOAD_SCHOOLS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

                  • Anonymous

                    IMO, they want to destroy our country so they can come in and build it anew– without us. Like slash and burn techniques they do in the forests- kills off all the underbrush so they can have new, healthier forests.

                • Alexandra

                  Was probably “home made” (in one of the many labs).

                • Anonymous

                  (Wasn’t meant for Alfonso).

                • hmmmmm

                  I take Hemp Oil EVERY day. Just started a couple years ago.
                  Am 64 and take no prescriptions drugs–not even hormone replacements that lend to cancer. Just my daily vitamins/herbs.

                  Best price I found is Nutiva, I gallon size. If anyone has done better, share the site??
                  I keep mine in the freezer.

                • Anon 1970

                  My guess, something that came from our open border.

              • Anonymous

                It’s really about a compelled vaccine. That’s what I’d worry about.

                • FreeSlave

                  This country has been compelled to take the Obola virus since late 2008.

                  And there’s been no effective vaccine discovered yet!

                  That’s what many folks are worried about.

              • Anonymous

                Avocado is good for the immune system, as well as Vitamin C… I take vitamin C daily because our bodies can’t make it themselves, like other animals, and so we need a lot– stress is a cause of disease and C helps alleviate the negative results of stress.

                Also, 1 spoon sugar suppresses your immune system for 3 hours so AVOID sugar!!

                Salads, onions, and garlic are good for the immune system… that’s why they say if you want to be healthy, jog from salad bar to salad bar…

              • Old Guy

                you may have a valid point. For a short time the African Boer goats where the hot item around here. Then it became apparent that this is the wrong part of the world for them to thrive. They easily where overcame by the diseases & parasites the native deer and goats that have been here for centurys carry. and they up and died or required special hothouse treatment. Now everyone is buying Kiko bucks from New Zeland to strengthen the hardiness. Its possible that Ebola cant survive here.

              • Bruce Wayne

                more likely that this was calculated because even 4th graders could have told you that it was purely a numbers game that eventually, as people keep going to and from Africa, that one of them, and logically it has been a Liberian that has brought the thing back with him as well as having had 3 weeks now to give it to others around him.

                Those others will now have plenty of time to have given it to even more…………stay away from africans..they are likely infected and sex is the most likely method of transmition, but any contact can spread the deadly disease…if you love your familly, stay way away from Africans for as long as possible.

                Oh and don’t forget to thank obummer for ebola and isis

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt

            Silver Crushed now at $16.89 as of 12:40 PM Tuesday Sept 30th. OUCH Gold at $1208.
            This was a huge Pump and Dump PM’s by the Pros to fleece the gullible. Glad I sold all of my silver at $42 March of 2012 Like in any stock or commodoty you need to pay attention to the charts. They are the road map. I see $10 Silver very soon.

            • Winston Smith

              My target number is $15 an ounce, but you may be right. However, I am a buyer when it goes down that much as I don’t see it lasting for too long. Then again, never underestimate the power of the dark side to suppress the price of real money relative to fiat. Doing so will only leave you broke.

            • sixpack

              From a quick glance at those 24 hour graphs, it looks to me like PMs hit low price points around midnight, then go back up by 6 am. Just an observation…

          • DMONIC

            you do know that you can pay with cash, right?

          • Anonymous

            it has just been confirmed as ebola

        • Mountain Trekker

          I see silver is now in the 17 dollar range. Any one know what old silver dollars are selling for. I love those things. Trekker Out. Wish I Had Some!

          • mallardhen

            Trekker,
            Contact me I have a few for the right price . Mac can give you my contact info.

            • Mountain Trekker

              I tried

          • Captain Ron

            AMEX and Kitco have em for around 20 and a half a piece… .999 pure 1 oz American Eagles…

            “Buyin em cheap and stackin em deep”

          • Sgt. Dale

            Old Silver dollars are worth around $15.00
            Sgt.

          • markinaz

            10.00 bucks says it will end up near $16.50 by the end of the day. if not lower…watch it go down more, when you start to see the uptick then buy…although by that time everything might be in a mass hysteria with ebola isis $ crash and you will not be able to get anything…
            I’m glad I got mine (along with everything else) before the big bang…
            Peace and good luck everyone its all coming down quicker than diarrhea.

          • Smokey

            Seem to run $25 apiece here for run-of-the-mill circulated Morgans and Peace Dollars. Should be $15, but folks are buying at $25 for some reason.

            A 1-ounce Liberty dollar is $25, also. More for your money.

        • Mclovin

          It was probably one of the cab drivers.

          • Winston Smith

            Let’s hope not! If it was then it’s spread is all but inevitable by this time.

          • Mclovin

            I wasn’t being literal Winston it was more of a Dallas inside joke. It seems like every cab driver in Dallas these days hails from the continent of Africa.

        • Townsaver

          Harsh tonight.

        • ready down under

          I’ve been reading so much about Ebola lately I’m starting to develop the symptoms …. nah, not really, but it does look like I’m coming down with the flu!!

          I am certain sure Ebola will reach our respective shores, as well as Europe, but I am hopeful it will not be devastating like in West Africa.

          Cant be sure though can we? So it stands to reason we should prep for this eventuality as well – after all, isn’t that what we do?

          Aussie

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt

            Just stay away from the Ghettos, and anything or any place Medical services related where the infested people will go.

            These infested morons will wander into these ER Areas seeking help and end up infecting everybody in the entire area. Stay away from any and all public transportation, carry antiseptic wipes for our hands and avoid touching anything like door handles that everybody else touches. Wash your hands immediately first thing when you get home and make sure our kids are all up to date on their shots.

          • maddog

            There you are Aussie. Haven’t seen you post and was a little worried.

            • ready down under

              Still kickin’ maddog – read all Mac’s articles, post a bit sometimes. Have my own ideas and views on what form TSHTF will take (there are many scenarios as we all know)and am pretty well fixed.

              All the best

              Aussie

        • Anonymous

          Just visited your website (its cute!) I was wondering– does it cost anything to have a website? how do you go about getting one set up?

          • Anonymous

            That comment was meant for townsaver.

        • Zach Paul

          I don’t give a rat’s patutie if we have a great infrastructure. This virus should not have gotten here in the first place. It’s a hideous disease and not everyone lives through it.

      2. logicrazy

        A few more concrete details are needed…

        • admin

          Agreed — and hopefully in the morning we will be updating this with new info that confirms this is NOT Ebola…

          Because if this thing is confirmed, then who knows how many people this person came into contact with before he/she got to the hospital. YIKES.

          • maddog

            Since the doctors and healthcare workers are becoming sick with ebola even with all their protective equipment and knowledge it appears to be very easy to contract. I think the CDC and others officials are not telling the truth and are hiding the real infection routes. If it comes to the US we better work together here at SHTFplan and the rest of the prepper community for our safety because the government and LSM will be useless at best and dangerous at worst.

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt

              Another reason why I don’t date Nurses or School Teachers. Why invite that pack of diseases into my home. If your spouse in in health care take precautions and don’t be wearing your daily hospital scrubs home and infecting your house hold. Think People Think!! Take your shoes off outside and leave them outside before you enter. Tracking that crime and disease through your house.

            • Anonymous

              yeah, I wish there were more preppers on the east coast– seems you’ll are mostly out west… need some friends who feel as I do.

          • buttcrackofdoom

            can’t help but wonder. does it HAVE to take nearly 24 hours to do this testing?…sounds like somebody’s stalling to ME….just sayin’.

          • YH

            Exactly Mac. It’s already being claimed that the virus may become endemic in Africa which means a lot more than one million people may contract the virus. All we can hope for now is that the virus mutates into a less lethal strain, but I don’t see that happening.

          • Anonymous

            I keep trying to stop biting my nails… maybe this will help me overcome that very bad habit!!!

        • Stan522

          Is it me, or does it just seem like our nations leaders want this here…….?

          • maddog

            Its to go with the Obama Flu killing our kids across the country as we speak.

            • sharpin la

              The virus going around is not impacting the unvaccinated. Do not vaccinate. It is a false paradigm.

              • Anon 1970

                Are you certain of this? Do you have any sources?

                I am worried because, though we are healthy, and my children unvaxed, one of my children and myself have asthma. So, I am trying to keep all my children away from the public right now. I have still not cleared a bug I got weeks ago. My lungs are just not good right now.

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt

            This Eboli Scare feeds into TP2B as a Fear method to keep people home like Martial Law. Its a distraction as they LOOT all our Nations Resources for themselves.

            When one hand is waving around trying to distract you, look to see what the other hand is doing. Most likely picking your pockets.

          • passinwiththewind

            Whether they helped to create the current ebola virus or not, it does appear that they are trying to capitalize on it.

            “Never let a crisis go to waste”……

            ..and apparently this is just enough of a crisis for them to start/propagate, the propaganda/media scare.

            Frankly, I am more worried about my rights and freedoms becoming “infringed upon”, because of it; than I am of the actual virus, or contracting it.

            Once they/TPTB have the masses brainwashed, (almost there), it will be very easy to pass any legislation to push a faux-vaccine/other incurable viruses/tracking chip/genetic modification cocktail into the bodies of the sheeple.

            i watched the sheeple doing the drive-up “flu” vaccinations the other day, in Idaho maybe?; Those fools had no idea what was being injected into their bodies. All they knew was what the MSM and the indoctrinated health care workers told them. They believed them so much that they drove up smiling and grinning the whole time and drove away thinking, “look what i got for free”.

            Those kind of freebies can, and will, come back to bite those idiots, I’m afraid.

            Anyways, that is how brainwashed the general public has become nowadays. Antichrist won’t have any trouble getting folks to line up to take his mark, because thay are getting primed by TPTB now.

            I will never, willingly, take a vaccine or chip shot, ever. I had rather end my flesh life and answer to God for murder, than be imprisioned by demonic forces here on earth.

            Ya’ll think about it.
            pwtw

            • okjim

              “Never let a crisis go to waste”…
              Correct! So, if it does not arrive naturally they will “make” it arrive. They cannot afford to waste all of that money and they need the crisis to declare martial law! Then they can “legally” shoot you if you refuse the, so called, vaccine. So, which is better – death from the vaccine or death from lead? I think I’d opt for the lead, and try my best to give them some too.

          • Mike in Va

            Stan522

            I don’t think it is you. If they wanted to make sure it did not get here then restrict travel and close the border. That will never happen.

          • DC

            Stan I figure that’s why Obama sent 3000 troops there. That’s 3000 more chances of it making it back to the states when they come home

            • Stan522

              I spoke candidly with several Marine’s a few weeks ago about obama’s order to send 3,000 troops to Africa to “fight” Ebola. Although they are sending in the Army, they all fear that this deadly disease will make it’s way back to the US to family and friends. They don’t understand why go to Africa, but not “fight” the greater threat in ISIS.

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt

          OH My: Fence Jumper: Reports: White House intruder made it far past the front door
          Sep 29th 2014 6:12PM

          By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
          WASHINGTON (AP) — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president’s life.
          Citing unnamed sources – three people familiar with the incident and a congressional aide – the newspapers said Omar J. Gonzalez ran past the guard at the front door and into the East Room, which is about halfway across the first floor of the building. Gonzalez was eventually “tackled” by a counter-assault agent, according to the Post, which was first to report the news.
          In the hours after the fence-jumper incident, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the suspect had been apprehended just inside the North Portico doors of the White House.
          The Secret Service also said that night that the suspect had been unarmed – an assertion that was revealed to be false the next day when officials acknowledged Gonzalez had a knife with him when he was apprehended.

          Link to full story: http://www.aol.com/article/2014/09/29/reports-white-house-intruder-made-it-far-past-the-front-door/20969459/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl15%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D537865

          This does not surprise me. They can’t even keep Drugs out of the High Security Prisons. Inmates are also commonly caught with Cell phones. Imagine what this WH Fence Jumper could have brought into the WH in a pouch, a bag. He also had a folding knife on him when caught.

          • sixpack

            Oh yeah, I’ve got a little folding pocket knife on my key chain—I’M ARMED AN DANGEROUS…

        • Rachael

          A very important detail is that all tests have Sensitivities and specificities.
          Sensitivity is if you have a known population of people with a specific illness, if the sensitivity of the test is 68%. Then if you have 100 people with a given disease for that test, 68 will test positive and 32 will test negative, false negatives.

          Specificity is if you have a test with a specificity of 74%. Then if you have 100 positive tests, 26 of those people that test positive will not have the disease, they will be false positives.

          Thus just because some one tests positive it does not mean 100% that they have the illness! and just because someone tests negative it does not 100% mean that they do not have the illness.

      3. buttcrackofdoom

        OHHH, SHIT!

      4. rodeph golem

        OH THE HORROR!

        i am sooooooooo scared…

        mommy!

        YOU WILL ONLY SURVIVE IF YOU BUY THE BOOK!

        BUY THE BOOK!

        OR YOU WILL DIE!!!

        lol ;0)

        r.g.

        • maddog

          clowns

      5. Jim in Va.

        Keep your fingers crossed…..

        • buttcrackofdoom

          hell, i’m keeping my LEGS crossed(that way i CAN’T go anywhere to contract it)!

        • sixpack

          …and your powder dry…

          • Mclovin

            and the world will turn…

        • YH

          Jim,

          Everything that can be crossed is already crossed.

          • NCClyde

            and don’t forget to dot your i’s

            • YH

              +1!

          • WhoWuddaThunkIt

            Hate to bring this up, but Religion is based on fear. Buy the Book, Believe and you will be saved. This tactic has been around for thousands of years.

            Nothing to FEAR, but the Psychopaths running the Government.

            • Anonymous

              Maybe YOUR religion, whodunnit… but not mine! you don’t know what you’re talking about– only your own erroneous imagination.

            • Anonymous

              You don’t know God and thus you erroneoulsy deduce He doesn’t exist– sort of like a fool proclaiming there are no such things as bananas because he has never eaten one..

              • Smokey

                I’m pretty sure WWTI knows what bananas are, he’s apparently directly descended from a long line of banana consumers.

        • Mike in Va

          I am curling my toes.

          Jim we will just have to go up in the mountains.

      6. incognito

        Copy that Mac. Thanks for the heads up and recommended course of action.

        We are long overdue for a good plague.

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt

          Silver dropping .25 cents now $17.31 at Tues 9:47am,

          I bet by Dec Silver under $10

      7. TX Granny

        I’ve read on other sites that the previous possible cases in the US weren’t determined to be NOT ebola using the 24 test sent to the CDC – they were diagnosed using a set of guidelines developed by the CDC, whereby the list of symptoms exhibited by the patient were used to rule out ebola. I cannot substantiate the information – other than state that all of the links I’ve read so far except THIS ONE did NOT mention sending samples to the CDC for a diagnosis.

        I’m way too close to this case (by distance, I mean), and I have lots of family in the Dallas area. I honestly thought the first case might be in Houston, but can’t say I’ll be too surprised if it’s Dallas. Our leaders in w-dc haven’t been too happy with our TX independent mind-set. What better way to neutralize both our attitudes and weapons than to have us all on medical quarantine!! Kill us off and make more room for all those sweet kids waiting to come across the border!!!

        • sixpack

          And don’t think for a minute that things like geographical attitudes don’t factor into the criteria.

          • TrotterOtter

            You are correct. Another factor is simple sanitation. Traditional morning for family where the breakouts are currently, involve grasping at and weeping all over the dead body before burial. The leaking dead are just as contagious as an alive victim that is secreting. Many also flee town and continue to spread the virus fearing the men in white suits.

        • Guero

          Revenge for Richard Dowling’s Bioweapon (Yellow Fever) attack in September, 1867, that killed the military governor of Texas?

      8. Texas Tea

        well, isn’t this just great! I spend every day working and prepping to hopefully keep my family safe when the SHTF, but now I have to also fight a germ I cannot see…a plague that kills! It made me think of all the people I had contact with today….just ONE day of normal activities- we knew all along it would take only ONE person in the U.S. to go undetected for only ONE day and it’s over…or should I say it’s just beginning. As our fearless leaders perfect their golf game and work tirelessly to cover their butts from whatever scandal they are involved in, we the people are once again left to fend for ourselves. I am not into fear mongering- just the facts. If this ends up being true we are in some deep trouble… And if it turns out that this person does not have Ebola we should consider this a wake-up call. The clock is ticking- we are running out of time on many fronts. Please be safe and prepare the best you can. God bless y’all!

        • Mike in Va

          Texas

          God bless you and your family. I have read that Ebola does not do well in colder climates. I am not a medical professional but if that is the case then winter cannot get here soon enough.

        • Anonymous

          Great post, Texas Tea.. at least you now know the possibilities and can be vigilant as hell… God bless! (Crap, my town could be next!) 🙁

      9. John

        Well maybe we now know what all those “FEMA coffins” were being stockpiled for….

        • Warchild Dammit!

          Sigh!….. Again?! Those are not coffins,how many times do I have to say it!These are cake molds folks,nothing more,fema wants all folks on camp roster to get a piece of welcoming cake!The hermetic seals are to keep if spongy and fresh!

          • Sgt. Dale

            WD
            Did you see the new large ovens they built for baking the cake?
            Sgt.

            • Warchild Dammit!

              Cant say I have,rumor has it though govt. has bought 1000’s of guillotines,some folks freaking about that along with cake molds.Think folks,the guillotines are to cut the cake,duh!

              • Hunter

                Warchild–

                What if the molds are for “Jello”???

                • WhoWuddaThunkIt

                  Each body mould holds 4 corpses. Watch the Jesse Ventura body casket video.

                  • WhoWuddaThunkIt

                    Also look up “Operation Garden Plot”

          • Booger

            They are bathtubs not coffins. They were gonna install showers but they thought that would have been too obvious.

      10. DBGStone

        Saw this reported on WFAA news from Dallas this evening… Just wonderful. I can only imagine how many people this individual came in contact with if they traveled thru DFW International. Prepped, loaded and prayin’ in Fort Worth.

        • Mclovin

          DBG, if any city has the collective mindset to weather a pandemic it’s Fort Worth!

          • DBGStone

            Just made a quick recon run around the area…. checked Kroger, Wal-Mart, Albertsons, etc… no signs of mass hysteria, filled up the truck, nobody at the pumps… If I see anything developing, I’ll post. And I do agree with you Mc, ty.

            • WhoWuddaThunkIt

              DBGS- Watch what it will be like at Grocery stores, when they crash the EBT System Nationwide for a month. Cause the Government ran out of money. lol We all better have at least 90-days (3 full months) of food stocked up. You don’t want to be wandering out of any grocery store with a grocery cart full of food. The hungry will be sitting out in the parking lot like pochers, ready to pounce on you.

            • buttcrackofdoom

              off topic, but a friend of mine was in cabo san lucas last week and there was a hurricane…he tells me he saw a costco and another store(walmart?) emptied by looters…says he has pictures on his celphone of it…he doesnt really seem awake to me, but he just experienced FIRSTHAND what it will be like soon in america. he feared for his LIFE so much that he hired a big van for 4500 dollars to drive his family out of there.

      11. Socrates

        Interesting tidbit: One of the earlier areas to issue ‘Guidelines’ for dealing with the Ebola threat was the South West Texas Regional Advisory Council.

        h t tp://www.strac.org/index.php/ebola

        What are the odds of Patient Zero showing up in that area first? Pretty Good apparently.

        • Smokey

          DFW and Miami are hubs for airline flights from Africa to the US, so the odds are it was going to be either Texas or Florida, and nowhere else.

      12. Prepper

        From what I have read, Ebola kills people who are malnourished, dehydrated, lack proper hygiene, and live in squalid conditions. Four American workers who contracted Ebola survived. The trillion dollar question is how Ebola will affect those who eat nutritious food, take anti-viral supplements, drink adequate amounts of non-tainted water, and practice good hygiene. This question has not yet been answered but my impression is that the risk in the developed world is not that great.

        As you may have guessed from my name, I strongly believe in preparing for things just in case. So I hope people take Tess Pennington’s list seriously (along with other preps) but I don’t see Ebola being as serious as some are suggesting. Maybe I’m biased because I go to great lengths to keep my immune system fully charged and figure others are doing the same.

        I wish the best for the patient in Dallas but a stronger wish is that all preppers boost their vitamin D level, learn about antiviral essential oils and natural foods, stock up on necessities, and learn multiple ways to keep your immune system on high alert. Most of the world doesn’t like to think about these things but I like to believe that SHTFplan readers are more proactive.

        • Sgt. Dale

          P:
          You are right on with your post.
          So. If healthy folks start getting it. it was weaponized!
          Sgt.

          • hmmmmm

            Sarge–healthy folks ARE getting it. The healthcare workers in those countries are not underfed, in poor health, or dehydrated….other than being around the germ, explain their susceptibility.

            • nopittypartyhere

              and they’re wrapped up tighter than a paranoid pecker in a condom!

          • Hunter

            BINGO..sarge!

      13. Libertarianmajority

        Can ebola survive fire? There’s the cure!

        • Warchild Dammit!

          Libertarian,to quote a great movie,”Nothing cleanses quite like fire”,Matthias in Omega Man.

      14. Scott C

        If they want to depopulate us, there are many cleaner way to do it, but no. They want the big headlines.
        “In breaking news tonight, the Ebola virus has escaped the TX hospital where patient zero was being treated. Officials now say …..(down goes the grid).

      15. Ebola Stew

        Good thing American Airlines largest hub is not in Dallas…

        • WhoWuddaThunkIt

          And you sure don’t want to be flying on any Malaysian aircraft these days.

        • Sgt. Dale

          Do you really think it came from a flight and not just by walking across t5he border? Just asking!
          Sgt.

          • Ebola Stew

            Yes, the first will come by dedicated medical flights but pose less risk because of oversight, the second from business and personal flights posing the most risk at this stage. Third from everywhere else if it is not contained quickly.

            The CDC insists on keeping commercial flights open to and from the infected regions for their logistics. Over 100 million dollars has already been spent and the UN is asking for more than 1 billion. With this money and military participation they can arrange dedicated air transport.

            With the current situation, The first spread of EVD in US will most likely come from infected business and personal travelers on commercial air flights.

      16. Sierra Dave

        Well. The big question is this. If you’re in Texas and you think you have it. Do you take a one way drive to D.C.?

        • PO'd Patriot

          Absolutely! Just jump that little ‘ol fence and make it inside like the last one did a couple of days. Make sure you get to the kitchen so you can spit in moochie’s dinner plate.

          And that crap about the Texas hospital following CDC’s protocol for isolation is a big fat comfort too.

        • Anonymous

          PLEASE, AND BE A FENCE JUMPER!! IF OTHERS CAN DO IT, SO CAN YOU!!

        • Anonymous

          BETTER STILL, GO TO THE CONGRESSIONAL HALL… THE CONGRESSMEN ARE THE BEST TARGETS… AND WALL STREET– JSUT GO INSIDE THE BUILDING! 🙂

      17. Old Guy

        Im still not worried I don’t give a rats ass about Ebola. Like the litter along the roadside. Or graffiti painted on everything. Im
        indifferent ebola Is something I chose to not concern me. I might get it & I might die? However there is no cure or prevention so why engage in a futile action?

        • PO'd Patriot

          Good one gramps!

        • buttcrackofdoom

          no prevention? REALLY? i can think of MANY ways to lessen my chances of getting ebola. yeesh!

          • Old Guy

            lessen & prevent are two different things. The health care workers who caught it where taking every avenue possible to lessen their chances and they failed. I remember how the bird flu was supposed to kill everyone? prepping against ebola is as futile as prepping against a nuclear war or Yellowstone erupting. unless your isolated in outer space you cannot be 100% sure you wont be effected.

            • buttcrackofdoom

              the health care workers were HANDLING the patients….i personally don’t see myself handling a person with ebola, but if i DO, i sure as hell wouldn’t be “LESSENING” my chances of catching it. it’s a CHOICE. stay the EFF away from people! that’s something i CAN(and WILL) do to lessen my chances.

              • buttcrackofdoom

                take yer “nothing i can do about it attitude” elsewhere.

                • Billy Hill

                  Who the fuck are you to say who can have their opinions here and who cannot?

                  Douchebag.

                  • buttcrackofdoom

                    dumbshit hillbilly. isn’t the REASON you come here, to make PLANS to not let something like that blindside you? yet you side with someone that has a defeatist attitude? sorry, i don’t like people that give up without a fight….or a PLAN. i stick by what i said, thumbs down all you want.

                  • Billy Hill

                    You’re a douchebagofdoom because you think it’s up to you to tell people what they should opine about when they’re here.

                    That’s not your fucking business so STFU about what other people think.

                    You’re part of the problem of socialism: You think everyone should think like you and if they don’t you invite them to change (or leave).

                    YOU leave if you don’t like what someone on here says.

                • Mary miles

                  Is it possible that the colliadial silver that you can make with silver would help ??
                  Just asking

        • Anonymous

          If you ever read “the Hot Zone” you would change your mind, old man… scariest book I ever read!

      18. HOME BOY

        Is this Ebola ?

        Or Zombie Apocalypses ?

      19. usta b younger

        a second armed jumper just made it inside the whitehouse.

        • sixpack

          You mean the one with the folding pocket knife?

      20. Eagle 1

        Crap. And I work at an airport.

        • Eagle 1

          And apparently I’m disliked because I work at an airport. Or the person who dislikes the post either can’t put two and two together that this virus could come in on a plane or they just don’t like me in general. Either way, they are pathetic. Am I the only one here who gets tired of keyboard warriors spouting their stuff (including myself) I just wanna do something about this to stop this crash of my country. We can’t even agree on the fact that the sky is falling. If we are that divided, there is no hope for this country. Eppe’s son was right.

          • Anonymous

            Maybe they gave you a thumbs down because it sounded scary and they were expressing concern… as is “ugh! not good situation to be in!”

          • Hunter

            Eagle 1–

            You know, one has wonder sometimes at the lunacy inherent to this so called ‘global economy, global community bullshit etc..

            ..I would assume that airport security and hiring practices at manifold (3rd world) West African airports, close to or located in the “Ebola hot-zones”..is sub-par, per our TSA hoodlums..er guidelines…yes?

            With that in mind and coupled w/ the recently opined quotes in various media..that many West Africans believe that the current epidemic, is due to a USA / E.U. plot to depopulate the region w/ weaponized Ebola!
            So as to loot their country’s vast mineral wealth!

            ——————–

            That said-

            ..suppose some orphaned / widower / disgruntled baggage handler in Lagos or elsewhere, has the ‘ass’ for some payback and liberally splashes virus contaminated urine or other bodily fluids on the suitcases (whilst loading / transporting such) on some flight bound for Europe or the USA.

            That scenario could be a real bitch, methinks!!!

            • lonelonemum

              To be fair if you take a brief look at the history of the native Australian or North American, (or more recently Botswana) then you can see where a West African might get the idea that depopulation of their region is on the agenda. This may or not be misguided but doctors without borders also disagree with the other agencies plans to move victims to facilities currently being built with US money. DWB feel that this risks spreading infection, and that these new facilities may become contamination centres, so it’s not just uneducated locals who are sceptical of the official response.

              It’s often struck me as odd, coming from a globally dispersed extended family as I do – why only Western liberals seem completely ignorant of the NWO? In other places the terms used to describe mankinds would be enslavers are different (e.g the illuminati, or the imposter jews) but the man in the street seems to have more of a clue iykiwm and be less in denial that there is a plot for a global plantation, that 9/11 was an attack by Americans on Americans, that Central banking and usery is a BAD idea etc, etc.

              The white liberal refusal to accept that people in power might have less than good intentions will be the downfall of us all. In the US these fools would see you all disarmed and defenceless, in the UK they refuse to accept that our Island is too small to support continued mass immigration in a sustainable manner.

              • Hunter

                L’mum–

                Gotcha loud & clear!

                ..sincerely hope you / yours ‘make it’.

                ..I have blood kin in Oxford-shire & Devon, they’re “AWAKE”!

                • Hunter

                  …and by the way—-

                  “Cheerio & all the stuff!”

      21. Liberty_Lover

        Well this is just great. I live within an hour of Dallas, TX. It’s a crying shame my rifle is rendered useless against such a threat to the security of mine and myself.

        • Walt Kowalski

          @Liberty_Lover….

          Not so fast. If we have a pandemic in this country, how long do you think it will be before the store shelves are empty?

          You may soon have the zombie hordes pounding at your door trying to take YOUR stuff because THEY don’t have anything.

          You may need that rifle yet.

      22. tayronachan

        It’s just a matter of time.

      23. Jersey Tom

        Hey Everyone,

        I have been visiting thwe site for several years now and have never posted. I enjoy the articles and comments. I have been an active prepper since 2012. Only one of my friends preps and I have not been able to find any groups in NJ. Does anyone have any reccomendations? My girlfriend and myself fear the worst and we have a one year old daughter as well. I have a horrible feeling that life is going to change dramatically within the next 6 months. My brother is a Major in the army and works closely with Nato. He evaluates foreign infantries while stationed in Germany. He said that all of the countries that border Russia have been drilling extensively and doing field manuevers at his location. Any help with finding a group/ people would be greatly appreciated.

        Over and out – Jersey Tom

        • Anonymous

          Hey, Jersey, I was just expressing similar concerns… I live on the east coast too! Unfortunately, I just moved from Delaware which is only about an hour’s drive away from you– however, I am thinking of moving back to De…

          For once, I am glad I am not out west (ebola crap).

      24. Chicken Biggy

        My little brother says the sky is falling–again! There’s Ebola-a, Ebola-b, and Ebola-c, it’s mutated and can now be spread by just looking at someone, and it can even spread over the internet. It infects fools with hysteria who read these dipshit articles and believe them. Watch out, you’re all next!!!

      25. swinging richard

        Easy air travel and no screening procedures. We are making it easy for epidemics to spread around the globe. Surprised it has taken this long.

        • sixpack

          If they could just reprogram those airport scanners to scan for viruses…

      26. Nopittypartyhere

        On a positive note a dr I’ve known for years and has been a staunch anti gunner came to me today for information in pistol classes and permits. One person at a time we CaN make a difference!

        • Walt Kowalski

          Hate to burst your bubble….but he most likely didn’t come to you because of anything you’ve said. He’s just been smacked between the eyes by reality.

          I saw the same thing during the LA Riots in the early nineties. I had a staunch anti-gunner come to me and asked to borrow a gun.

          It take a lot for some people to wake up. Some never do.

          Those folks are called “victims”.

          • nopittypartyhere

            no offense taken, i’ve been spending years talking with him because he thought people were nuts to own guns. he’s come to the realization the govt is not going to protect him. I’m glad he felt he could approach me and takes the info i give him seriously.

            • Walt Kowalski

              Glad that worked out.

              Gave you a thumbs up.

      27. Walt Kowalski

        I live in the DFW area.

        I was taking a walk Sunday evening at a nearby park where there is a large pavilion. As I passed by it, I noticed that a large group of African-Americans (really…African-Americans…not just a group of black people), was assembled in the pavilion having a picnic. They had a sound system set up and all seemed to be having a great time. I think it was probably some kind of church function. The thing that I noticed though that really caught my interest, was the heavy African accent of one of the folks talking on the sound system. I couldn’t identify the particular accent…so I don’t know if these folks were Kenyan, Nigerian, Liberian or whatever. But I could not help the thought going through my mind….wondering if any of them had been to any of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak lately…or if they had family in the affected areas. And I realized that any of them could have been over there within the previous 24 hour period.

        Call me paranoid. Call me xenophobic. Call me racist. That’s ok. (an ad hominem is always an effective argument, isn’t it?) But no one can deny that this virus is just a plane ride away.

        A generation ago, the possibilities of this virus spreading outside of Africa were far less likely than today. Just the reality of modern air travel has vastly increased the odds of this virus (or any virus for that matter) making its way around the world. But the increased number of immigrants….coming from these third-world regions has magnified it. These people have families still living in those areas. And many of them travel back and forth frequently from here to their homeland.

        This is one of the reasons that I am not optimistic about the virus remaining in Africa. And also why I’m not optimistic that they will be able to contain it once it reaches our shores. They simply have no way of effectively tracking everyone coming into this country. It’s virtually impossible to prevent it.

        • maddog

          We’ll just have to add them to the target list with the muslims.

          • James allen Stamulis

            I agree maddog but lets make sure we include all the traitors who brought these illegals into our country to destroy it.

        • Hunter

          Walt K–

          Dude..the next time some PC asshole attempts to paint you w/ the ‘racist tag’…do what I do:

          ..smile and say;

          “..So? What’s your point? Of course I’m an advocate of my race! We created Western Civilization, of which you..are currently benefiting from..and if you’re uncomfortable w/ such..leave!”

          ————————

          Which usually results in foaming orifices, cursing and bug-eyed disbelief from the accuser.

          ..and if you have a public audience..calmly look them over and say:

          “..see..they can be ‘trained’ after all!” -(then walk away)–

          Trust me…it works!

          ————————

          ..all the best to you, sir!

          • Walt Kowalski

            You as well….

            Thanks for the suggestion. Looks like a great retort for the PC idiots.

      28. Wagondriver

        Here in Texas, seems we are being attacked by multiple diseases. You got the Davis, the jackson. All the Islam boot camps and now ebola. Keep prepping
        Stay safe. Standing by in the river city.

        • Anonymous

          AND (WORST OF ALL!!!) YOU GOT THAT LITTLE TRAITOR GEORGE BUSH, WHO BROUGHT ABOUT THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COUNTRY!!!!!

      29. Paid Government Troll

        Relax. The US Govt developed the Ebola cure and vaccine alongside the virus in 2011. And you can get your Ebola, flu, and pneumonia shots all at the same time, and a lollipop too if you’re good. See, that wasn’t so bad.

        • Paid Government Troll

          Furthermore, if you’re not a doctor, you have no business making medical decisions, including your own. We’ll need to update the laws so that anyone refusing appropriate medical care is guilty of practicing medicine without a license, a felony.

          • Walt Kowalski

            As I’ve stated before regarding mandatory vaccination…..

            They can kill me or leave me alone. I will not be taking any vaccine……period.

            If they decide to leave me alone…..fine….Don’t start nothin’, won’t be nothin’.

            If they decide they have to force me, then they will have to kill me….and then vaccinate me.

            My advice, is that they bring more than one body bag.

            • hmmmmm

              Do you have children??
              LEOs have been warned for some time to get home quickly if an emergency occurs–the families of these are the first to take to the FEMA camps. As blackmail.

          • Kulafarmer

            Pffft”””‘*
            Good luck with that

      30. Socrates

        “They simply have no way of effectively tracking everyone coming into this country. It’s virtually impossible to prevent it.”

        -Enter the ‘Mark of the Beast’.
        People *will* receive little RFID implants that hold your personal information, medical history, etc.
        They will use the epidemic as a launch pad for emergency medical reasons, ushering in the ability to ‘track everyone’. Throw in WWIII and economic collapse and Big Brother will take good care of you.

        It really isn’t that far-fetched…

        • passinwiththewind

          and Socrates,

          not that far off, either. Be it 15 months or fifteen years, that ain’t long to go.

          Unless you are seven years old and desperately wanting to be a teenager with driver’s license. It seems like it takes forever for that day to arrive. Then you want to be 21 so you can be independant and buy alcohol, legally. Then you want to chill for a while and the world to slow down.

          But suddenly, you wake up one morning and 30 years have come and gone and it seems like it was all just a dream as you look at the wrinkled up person in the mirror.
          You then scratch your bald head and wonder where all the hair has gone.

          As you walk to the kitchen to roust up a cup of coffee, you reach back to scratch your ass and eureka!
          “there is where all my hair moved to”.

      31. Sgt. Dale

        The American is far more healthy than an person in the effected regions of Africa. Chances are it Ebola does take effect in the USA it is a Weapon that was released. It is or will be mutated by TPTRB.

        Obullshit is just waiting for this to break out. Dear leader would love to do nothing else but set in the white house from 0900hrs to 1100hrs, and give orders, so he can play golf the rest of the day.

        If it does break out you can bet we will see martial law in those areas. Then look out, the people in the zone won’t take it and the loved ones outside the zone won’t
        take it. Then Obullshit will have his wish of the USA falling apart. I could see the turd laughing about it.

        Stay as healthy as you can folks. Please take care of yourself.

        A.S.M.S.
        Sgt.

        • James allen Stamulis

          right on Sgt. this is treason by everyone who let illegals into our country.

        • Walt Kowalski

          The average American is an obese coach potato who pigs out on fast food and is overly medicated with xanex, paxil or other mood altering drugs that help them manage their pathetic lives while they watch the NFL and Dancing with the Stars.

          They are no more resistant to a viral plague than the people in west Africa. And in some cases….maybe less so.

      32. Native Born American

        Just a matter of time. Why do you think all those military war machines have been placed in the hands of local police forces?

      33. The Prophet

        Americans may be healthier than most of the world but almost half the people now in the US are third worlders. And a lot of them are carrying tropical diseases. There are places very near me that are actually third world places in the US. No English spoken.

        • Anonymous

          AMERICANS ARE NOT HEALTHIER THAN OTHER PEOPLES OF THE WORLD- THINK WHAT THEY EAT!

        • Native Born American

          Like Houston Texas.

      34. Anonymous

        don’t ya hate dbl posts?

      35. James allen Stamulis

        With Obama, Progressives and Rino’s putting illegals in every state in our country at a time when the ebola virus is spreading is tantamount to intentionally creating a genocide of America!If this happens each and everyone involved in this breaking of our immigration laws will be subject to execution by We The People so help us GOD!Sorry folks but this is treason of the highest order in the name of being so called humane!

      36. Walt Kowalski

        Ebola kills 50-70% of the people it infects.

        I seriously doubt that hygiene or even adequate nutrition have much effect in preventing infection. Medical personnel wearing protective gear are getting it. Are they malnourished? Failing to practice good hygiene?

        It would seem that what determines whether you live or die, is how much supportive care you receive. If you are ONE patient in a facility, there will be a staff there who can provide that care. If there are dozens…or hundreds…or thousands of infected, the level of that care degrades very quickly. And that’s when the percentage of those who succumb to the virus rises dramatically.

        This particular outbreak was initially displaying a roughly 50% death rate. It now has risen to 70%. Is it because the virus is more deadly? No. They just have exhausted their available resources in both manpower and material to fight it. They are turning patients away.

        The reality……they won’t be able to build enough facilities and import enough medical staff quickly enough to curb this. The ONLY thing that will stop this epidemic is total isolation of the region so that the virus burns itself out…..i.e…..it runs out of available hosts.

        If Ebola “gets into the wild” in this country, the result will inevitably be the same. Eventually….it will overwhelm available resources.

        The only way you will avoid dying from it, is to not become infected in the first place. It is very doubtful that the kind of treatment required to survive this disease will be available to the average person.

        Dr. Brantly survived because he had a TEAM of highly trained medical personnel working with him 24 hours a day. He literally had the finest medical treatment available. And even then…..he barely made it.

        Keeping your immune system strong goes without saying. But I doubt that with this virus, it will be adequate to prevent infection if you are exposed. Hopefully…..I’m wrong about this. But I don’t think I am.

        The ONLY sure preventative is to not be exposed to the virus.

        So….the best preparation is to be prepared to hunker down and not leave your home….for ANYTHING. And then hope that the rest of the population and TPTB leave you alone.

        • Guero

          Supportive care = Vitamin C and D.

      37. The Prophet

        The near southwest side of Chicago, called “Little Village”, looks like a scene from Tijuana. Double parked “beaters” causing traffic to move at a snails pace. Sidewalk vendors the entire length of the sidewalk, blocking pedestrian traffic. What seems like a million little kids running all over the place. Gangbangers all over, working for the Mexican drug cartels. Nightly shootouts. And all of this is just outside of the Cook County main court complex and county jail. Welcome to America. Politicians and gangs are all connected. Literally. Stolen cars, stolen ID’s, stolen future. And this is just one of such neighborhoods like it in Chicago.

        • Walt Kowalski

          I had occasion to be in So. Cal. about 4 years ago for my son’s wedding. The ceremony took place at a nice hotel resort near Cabrillo Beach. To get to the resort, you have to pass through San Pedro.

          After the ceremony and reception, I had to drive through San Pedro about 11pm on a Saturday night. Just watching the people on the street, the thought that went through my mind was….”When SHTF, this place is going to explode.”

          And there are communities in So. Cal. that are a lot worse.

          We look at what is going on in Liberia with the civil unrest and economic destruction and think “it could never happen here”.

          Don’t kid yourself. It can. And it will.

          Of course I know I’m preaching to the choir.

        • ReadyRNot

          Yup, you’re right Prophet. Chicago is becoming one big cess pool of people, poverty and prisons. The gangs have the politicians in their pockets, and don’t even drive through Cabrini Green…you’re taking your life in your hands day or night. The cops don’t even go there anymore. Avoid the big cities, head for the hills. Prep while you still can, stay away from people. That’s all we can do.

      38. westslope

        eppe has said posting here is like an addiction. Well, coming here for a laugh has turned into an addiction too. For everyone jonesing, let me help. BTW: I tell this joke as someone who served proudly in the 82nd Airborne, a long time ago. Enjoy.
        A guy walks into a bar wearing an Army uniform with an Airborne patch on the sleeve.
        The bartender sets a beer on the bar and says,”So, you’re Airborne, huh?”
        The soldier responds,”Well, kinda’.”
        The bartender says,”What do you mean “kinda'”? Either you’re Airborne, or you ain’t.”
        “Well, when it was time to make my first jump, I freaked out and froze in the door, I couldn’t move. After a few seconds the biggest, blackest, meanest, jumpmaster I’ve ever seen stepped up behind me and said,”Either you jump out that door right now, or when we land I’m gonna f!*k you right up the ass sweetheart.””
        The bartender asks,”So, did you jump?”
        “Yeah, a little at first.”

        And also,
        What do you call Harry Reid in a tree full of monkeys?
        Branch manager

      39. Cellar Spider

        Tip: When attaching plastic sheeting to a wooden frame, make sure you have index cards and RTV blue non-hardening sealant.

        Cut an index card into 6 equal rectangles, then for each planned staple, squirt a dab of RTV on one side of the index card, and put the index card square between the staple gun and the plastic (RTV sealant against the plastic. Then staple.

        For waterproof applications, have a notched putty knife and drag RTV over the index card square thereby making a somewhat waterproof application.

        For each staple, the index card square will then carry the weight of the attachment thereby avoiding ripping of plastic over time.

        This may seem obvious to some but for others, it might not be…especially the newbies.

        • Kulafarmer

          Can use amall squares of ice and water shield underlayment too, not as messy as the RTV but at 60$/ roll a bit more spendy, lots of good uses for the stuff though

        • hmmmmm

          I just double or triple the edging(roll over), reinforce with duct tape, and then use Frog Tape to hold to the wall.

        • sixpack

          Long cardboard strips about 2 inches wide goes a lot faster.

      40. ArmyVet502nd

        I live near there in North Texas. Apparently the CDC is now sending a team to Dallas “just in case”. My ass, they know it’s positive and are getting a jump start to the area… Time to batten down the hatches folks. Take care and God Bless……

      41. DBGStone

        Local news saying now test results may not be available until Wednesday. I’m wondering if this delay is legit or just stalling until TPTB get their story straight. Patient is in “strict isolation” and being evaluated based on symptoms and recent travel to Africa. Well, the “good news” is the MSM is saying this isn’t Africa, and hospitals in USA are better prepared to handle this type of situation, so there’s no danger to the rest of the DFW metroplex. Yep, ok.

      42. Burt Gummer

        Invest in HEPA fiters for your home. Many have UV lights in them as well to further purify the air. If it goes airborne, the filters will clear off the shelves FAST. Get some now (plus a bunch of extra filters) while you still can. Just a prudent prep item in my book. Book is now getting pretty thick though…

        • sixpack

          Maybe a good UV light might be a good thing too?

      43. loulou

        This is going to be a long, unnerving fall / winter season….my new name is Howard Hughes…… (heavy sigh)

      44. Robert Alfonso Forbes

        It is all about controlling the “goyim” idiots.
        I used may full name.
        Come and get me you “Jewish bastards”!
        I don’t need Jericho’s wall!
        The Watchman is watching you!

      45. DRG

        The Ebola virus may well mutate – or be engineered – into something airborne, but do not confuse droplet transmission with airborne. Airborne particles can hover in the air for hours or more, and be carried on air currents. Droplet transmission only goes as far as a person can sneeze or cough, and infect whoever touches the droplets for as long as the virus stays alive outside the body. That can be a huge problem, to be sure, but it is not nearly as serious as truly airborne transmission. If this were airborne yet, we’d be seeing cases in the millions already, and one sick person on a plane would result in the entire passenger list and crew getting sick.

        • sixpack

          I wonder if there is a measurable difference between walking through somebody’s sneeze droplets and walking through a cloud of airborne viruses…

      46. SaddleTramp

        I’ve been a lurker here for several years and this is my first post. Thanks to Mac for all he does.

        But JFYI: For those of you who are seriously interested, the Pandemic Flu Information forum has been tracking Ebola and several other pre-pandemic diseases for some time. Excellent and highly recommended news and prep info you can definitely use. (Don’t be put off by the strange URL. It really is PFI.)

        http://www.singtomeohmuse.com/

        • admin

          Hi Saddle — Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing that link. Looks like a great little forum there!

          Much appreciated!

          Mac

      47. Liberty_Lover

        I have been on this sight since around the time JOG went off grid. I have yet to comment on any articles up until this one.
        A little bit about myself: I am 20 years old and recently bought my first rifle (ak47). I am a new prepper so any and all advice will be appreciated.

        And Walt Kowalski, I completely agree with you.

        • Anonymous

          It doesn’t matter what you do or don’t do, apocalypse is on our door steps– Just LOVE GOD AND YOUR NEIGHBORS.

        • Anonymous

          FUCK.

        • Walt Kowalski

          Ok….it’s confirmed…

          So now the questions…..

          1. How long has he been contagious?

          2. Who has he exposed?

          3. When did the exposure occur?

          4. How many people were exposed that cannot be traced because they are unknown…and there is no way to know or find out who they are?

          This person may have been very aware of the virus and may have immediately taken himself/herself to the hospital immediately….or they may have been in denial and gone for several days before going to the hospital.

          At this point, we don’t even know the circumstances of how this person even went to the hospital. Was it on his/her own accord? Or did they have to be transported by ambulance? Or did they go to a regular doctor or urgent care center first? Who was exposed at those locations if they did?

          Lots and lots of unanswered questions. And how those questions are answered may determine whether or not this is an isolated incident/infection…or if this becomes a nightmare.

          • Walt Kowalski

            Ok….just watching the CDC press conference…

            The person infected evidently began to display symptoms on September 24th, and was not hospitalized until the 28th.

            That’s 4 days where he was symptomatic….and we can assume contagious.

            So again…..who did he come in contact with during that time? Have they all been located…and are they in isolation too?

            • Ishimo

              Four days is a lot of opportunity to come in contact with other people. What if he went to a mall and was coughing and/or sneezing? A grocery store and left the virus on a shopping cart. What if he coughed or sneezed in the produce section? Rode in a cab and infected the driver and/or left the virus in the cab for future passengers. Rode on a bus and infected others on the bus. I could think of a thousand other possible scenarios for those four days.

              But the CDC says there is absolutely no chance what so ever that he could have ever possibly done any of this and that it is absolutely contained so we don’t have to worry. Right? Right?

            • Ishimo

              Four days is a lot of opportunity to come in contact with other people. What if he went to a mall and was coughing and/or sneezing? A grocery store and left the virus on a shopping cart. What if he coughed or sneezed in the produce section? Rode in a cab and infected the driver and/or left the virus in the cab for future passengers. Rode on a bus and infected others on the bus. I could think of a thousand other possible scenarios for those four days.

              But the CDC says there is absolutely no chance what so ever that he could have ever possibly done any of this and that it is absolutely contained so we don’t have to worry. Right? Right?

              • Ishimo

                I apologize for the double post. BAD MOUSE! Hopefully the moderator will clean it up.

      48. DBGStome

        WFAA local news in Dallas is reporting CDC is confirming patient has Ebola. You can find it on WFAA.com.

      49. B1

        On my local news, they just confirmed this case as positive

      50. Anonymous

        “First CONFIRMED case of Ebola in US”– Zero Hedge. Epocalypse is next…

      51. Frostbyte

        yes, the case in Dallas has been confirmed to be Ebola. I am an employee at a houston region hospital and we have already received e-mails regarding the potential of the rapid spread of ebola due to the unknown number of people who may have come in contact with the patient in Dallas and also where they may have traveled from there. The e-mail seemed like a media press release though in how it stated that “the isolation of a patient in terms of ebola is contact isolation… something that all health care workers are used to and proficient at…” uhhh…. what? Contact isolation involving hazmat suits and goggles? This may not be as bad as we think, or… it could be MUCH worse. The fact that we are getting these e-mails also as a pacification of the healthcare workers is alarming to me. I don’t trust anyone with power to be truthful or forthcoming with 100% of the available information. I’m not saying to panic, but definitely make sure you are as healthy as possible. And don’t smoke. If you do smoke, quit. Smoking makes your mucus membranes in your mouth, nose, throat and lungs much more welcoming to droplets that may come from an infected person. Stay safe people.

      52. withoutabisquit

        Hi, Liberty Lover. For someone just starting, there are plenty of links here. But for practical information from your “mom” – I have a son who is 22.
        1. Go to the Dentist and have your teeth checked.
        2. Got a pain in your body? Have it checked now.
        3. Are you staying put where you live, or are you leaving and going somewhere when TSHTF? This will help you with multiple decisions.
        4. If you are staying put, go get toilet paper, and cans of food you can open and eat cold. Also, bottled water when you see the SH… is hitting.
        5. If you are leaving your current residence when the SHTF, pack boxes of food and have them by your door so you can pack them in your car in 5 minutes.
        6. Have a backpack in your car in case you end up on foot

        This is basic and quick – by no means complete. God Bless.

      53. Socrates

        It’s official:

        CDC Confirms First Ebola Case Diagnosed In The US, In Dallas Hospital – Press Conference Live Feed
        As experts (as opposed to President Obama) had warned, the probability of Ebola coming to the US is around 20% by year-end. So it should not be a total surprise that:
        •*CDC CONFIRMS FIRST EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN THE UNITED STATES
        •*EBOLA PATIENT IS IN DALLAS HOSPITAL, NEWS 8 REPORTS

        The patient recently returned (via plane) from traveling from Liberia, West Africa. This perhaps explains why CDC was “taking precautions in the US” as we noted previously. And don’t forget the administration’s interference in Ebola treatments.
        •*CDC SAYS INDIVIDUAL LEFT FROM LIBERIA
        •*CDC SAYS PERSON WITH EBOLA IN TEXAS LEFT LIBERIA ON SEPT. 19
        •*CDC SAYS INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPED SYMPTONS ON SEPT. 26
        •*CDC SAYS U.S. EBOLA PATIENT IS A MALE
        •*CDC IDENTIFIED ALL PERSONS THAT MAY BE IN CONTACT W/ INDIVIDUAL
        •*CDC SAYS ALL PERSONS IDENTIFIED ARE MONITORED FOR 21 DAYS
        •*CDC DIRECTOR SAYS: `I HAVE NO DOUBT WE WILL CONTROL THIS CASE’
        •*CDC DIRECTOR SAYS: `THERE IS NO DOUBT WE WILL STOP IT HERE’

        Press Conference (due to start at 530ET) via NBC News

      54. Tacoma

        Ebola confirmed in dallas tx

      55. White Fox

        Don’t buy the Tyveks, those are permeable to air and vapor. Dupont says so on its site. Tychem is the one for chemical and biological protection. And also get sprayer tanks for the bleach.

      56. TheOreganoRouter.onion.it

        This United States Government is behind this whole thing

      57. John Shoemaker

        I assume this person flew into the U.S.A.
        What about all the people that may of had contact with this person BEFORE he any symptoms appeared.
        They could spread this to others, friends,and family members without even knowing they have it.

      58. Percy Peckerfield

        Honestly I won’t be afraid of Ebola unless it goes airborne.

      59. Margaret

        If the WHO (who ARE the, anyway?) did not do the JOB in the early days of this colossal human
        Trajedy, and mobilize money and equipment to Africa, whilst there was still time to contain
        …why shoud we trust them with their “guidelines”? Which shockingly, but predictably, does
        Not include quarantine at entry points of all countries…sadly, the only way to stp the spread of Ebola, is to occidental the countries affected. Otherwise here will be mass deths irked wide.
        And marshal law here…
        The only reasonable thing to do if they really wanted to stop the spread…, would have been to stop all commercial flights, leaving the hit zones…and quarantine everyone who’s been therewhobsomehow gtd out..for the 21 days.

        Hopefully, we,THEPEOPLE (novel concept, I know)…can speak out loudly enough to get
        Our government, at ,least, to implement the quarantine at airports immediately,,,

        Unless, they not care hw far it spreads…after all once our fellow citizens are dying all around us,
        We may well be ‘happy’ to take that mandatory chemical into our bodies…
        Think of the money some people will make from that…worldwide innoculations…

      60. Dan

        This is just what the bastards want to control the worlds population by seeing to that the worlds population is reduced to 500 million.Do they think we are so stupid that we dont see through their plans???Sometime ago there was a conference on reducing the worlds population. One Bard said the best way to control the worlds population is air borne ebola.They all cheered.

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